Sports Journalism Institute takes the spotlight

Saturday, June 1, 2013 | 7:16 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The Sports Journalism Institute, in its second year of residence at MU, has taken on a project.

The Institute, which began in 1993, is designed to provide a solid start for minority and female students interested in sports journalism. Its 11 students are in the middle of a boot camp in the Columbia Missourian newsroom before they head out to internships across the country this summer.


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Sunday, they're visiting the Negro Leagues Museum in Kansas City and eating some barbecue.

But Saturday, they were covering the Missouri State Special Olympics taking place at venues around town.

They wrote about the healthy athlete park, where athletes could get free screenings and equipment. They wrote about Missouri football players spotting the powerlifting competition. They wrote about twin swimmers, who were visually impaired.

You can find their stories and photos in today's Columbia Missourian and at 




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